The Surface Breaks: A Reimagining of the Little Mermaid by Louise O'Neill
Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice?
Twice Freed by Patricia St.John
Onesimus is a slave. Eirene is a rich merchant's daughter.
Tripp, who plays guitar only for himself, and Lyla, a cellist whose talent has already made her famous but not happy, form an unlikely friendship when they are forced to share a practice room at their high school.
Eila is in the running to represent a global marketing campaign for a new virtual reality skinsuit. But now a fierce battle is raging for control of her mind.
Eden has always had two loves: her best friend, Lacey, and her crush, Will. And then, almost simultaneously, she loses them both. Will to a car accident and Lacey to the inevitable growing up and growing apart.
No One Here Is Lonely by Sarah Everett
Well, well, well. One of those 'the last summer before college changed my life' chick lit books.
On the one hand, I was kept engaged (though I probably shouldn't have stayed up as late as I did for it...); the main character had relatable issues, and the theme of loneness was explored well. But on the other, it was a bit predictable with no obvious climax and some annoying loose ends.
Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it’s not exactly a surprise when he’s kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than twenty-four hours.
Sort of. They’re kind of innocent… But they’re good enough for me!
Mostly because I had no expectations or hype for this book, I just looked at the description a couple of times on BorrowBox and eventually agreed to try it. I liked the interesting characters, brilliant setting and engaging story that kept me reading the whole way through.
The Girl From Everywhere by Heldi Heilig
Nix has spent her entire life aboard her father’s ship, sailing across the centuries, across the world, across myth and imagination.
Navigating the Stars by Maria V. Snyder
Terra Cotta Warriors have been discovered on other planets in the Milky Way Galaxy. And Lyra Daniels' parents are the archaeological Experts (yes with a capital E) on the Warriors and have dragged her to the various planets to study them despite the time dilation causing havoc with her social life.
This was one unexpected five star book. From the world-building to the character development it was great! Lyra’s (the main character) voice came through loud and clear with personality, attitude and charm. The plot was real good as well!
I always find M.V Snyder’s books very interesting and engaging with new aspects of the universes she’s created revealed every chapter.
Alba loves her life just as it is. She loves living behind the bakery, and waking up in a cloud of sugar and cinnamon. She loves drawing comics and watching bad TV with her friends.
It's not what you think. 'But when it comes to figuring out her heart, Armageddon might turn out to be the least of her problems.'
I know what that sounds like. But take another moment and give it a chance.
One thing I'll say for this book is that it is really not a love story. Well, not the type you're thinking. Not, 'the whole book is about his stupid dreamy eyes' romance. It does have a little at the end but...never mind. The point is, this book is absolutely worth a shot.
Everyone knows the story of Juliet Capulet and her love for Romeo. The star-crossed lovers from the warring Capulet and Montague families of Verona whose love was doomed.
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